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Penguins acquire Richmond, send Brent to Blackhawks

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have acquired the rights to defenseman Danny Richmond from the Chicago Blackhawks, parent club of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, in exchange for the rights to center Tim Brent,

Richmond, 23, split last season between the Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs (AHL). He was scoreless in seven games with Chicago, and recorded 14 points (2-12-14) and 156 penalty minutes in 40 games with Rockford.

The 6-0, 195-pound native of Chicago has appeared in 49 NHL games with the Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes, recording three assists and 75 penalty minutes. He has also recorded 88 points (24-64-88) and 541 penalty minutes in 223 AHL games with Rockford, Norfolk and Lowell.

Richmond was drafted in the second round (31st overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft by Carolina.

Brent, 24, led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 61 points (18-43-61) in 74 regular-season games in 2007-08. He also tied for the AHL lead with 12 goals during the playoffs, and finished third in league playoff scoring with 27 points as the Penguins reached the Calder Cup Finals.

The native of Cambridge, Ont., has appeared in 16 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Anaheim, recording one goal and six penalty minutes.